The purpose of the GLBT Resource Center’s Mentorship Program is to offer support and guidance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning students at Texas A&M. Students are matched with a mentor based on academic and professional interests as well as personal interests and will meet with their mentor approximately once a month. Conversations between mentor and mentee can cover a range of topics including career and academic goals, relationships and family problems, transitioning to college, gender and sexuality, and LGBT issues that arise in collegiate and professional settings. For more information, please click here.
October is LGBT History Month! First recognized in 1994 celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and the history of the gay-rights and related civil-rights movements. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBT community. LGBT History Month is celebrated in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11.
Join the GLBT Resource Center for Rainbow Relaxin' Days during finals week for snacks and fun activities to help you relax during finals!
LGBTQ+ Awareness Week is an opportunity to educate the Texas A&M campus about LGBTQ+ issues as well as to recognize, honor, and celebrate sexual and affectional diversity and gender variance in our communities.
To celebrate, the GLBT Resource Center invites university organizations, departments, committees, and any person to provide programming for LGBTQ+ Awareness Week. Possible programs may include, but are not limited, to lectures, discussion panels, workshops, film screenings, displays, and performances.
This annual storytelling event features a unique collection and representation of experiences and coming out stories authored and performed by people in our community who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community or as straight or cisgender allies. It is a raw, inspiring, transformative, and intimate live event.
These stories include unique backgrounds and perspectives as well as periods of time—from people who came out this year to yesteryear. These stories run the gamut — humorous, poignant, serious, heartbreaking, embarrassing, creative, painful and hopeful. To learn more about the Coming Out Monologues, click here.
Since 2014, the GLBT Resource Center at Texas A&M has celebrated LGBTQ+ Aggies and their allies at a Lavender Graduation ceremony held in their spring. The spring ceremony honors those graduating from Texas A&M University in the spring, summer, or fall of the current calendar year.
While Aggies have participated in the Houston Pride Festival and Parade since its inception more than 40 years ago, June 2017 marked the first time that Texas A&M University was represented at Houston Pride in an official, university-sponsored capacity. Since 2017, Aggies, along with their friends and families, join the Texas A&M University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center as we converge in Houston during the not-so-cold month of June, to participate in the events that Houston Pride has to offer.
Nomination ProcessNominations may be submitted by any member of the University community (co-worker, supervisor, adviser, dean or department head, student). No self-nominations will be reviewed. Nominations must be submitted online and include 1) a nomination letter from the nominator and 2) up to two additional letters of support. Nomination statements, including specific examples, should describe the nominee’s eligibility for an award focused on Accountability, Climate, and Equity as outlined in the Texas A&M Diversity Plan, and how the nominee meets the specific award’s criteria as outlined in the Awards Categories section. Letters of support are submitted with the understanding that the individual or group is being nominated and should shed additional rationale as to why the nominee is an ideal candidate for the award. For faculty and staff nominees, greater consideration will be given to those individuals whose accomplishments are above and beyond standard job responsibilities. For more information regarding the award process contact Dr. Tonya Driver, Director of the Department of Multicultural Services.
Selection ProcessReview and selection of the Phyllis R. Frye Advocacy Award recipient will be conducted by a committee chaired by a representative from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center. Review, selection, and awards ceremony take place in the spring semester.
Award Recipients:2019: Zachary Huebschman
2018: Dr. Iris Carrillo
2017: Dr. Krista May
2016: Hilary Park
2014: Judy LeUnes
2013: Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon
2012: Katy Stewart
2011: Lowell Kane
2010: Harriette Andreadis
2009: Dr. James Rosenheim